American Patriotic 10

Jesse James Jarmon

August 15, 1939 ~ June 29, 2020 (age 80)


Jesse James Jarmon was born on August 15, 1939 to the late James Jarmon and Daisy Overton in Austin, Texas. Jesse was the fifth of seven children to this union. He also had six brothers and sisters from another union.

On July 7, 1961 Jesse joined the US Air Force. After one year of service, he met his future wife, Aloma Noell. In 1963, they were married and to this union they had two children, James and Mia. In April of 1966, after five years of service, Jesse was honorably discharged and began his career at Montgomery Wards where he worked until his retirement.

After many years of attending church with Aloma, Jesse accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his loving Savior and was baptized on December 4, 1982 at the Sharon Seventh-day Adventist Church. In 1991, Jesse became a charter member of Your Bible Speaks Community SDA Church. He was intricately involved in church life. He faithfully served as a Sabbath School teacher, a community service volunteer, personal ministries volunteer, head deacon, lay preacher, and was an ordained elder. 

After his personal experience with the Lord, Jesse understood the power of transforming prayer. He became a man of prayer. He kept a prayer journal and prayed for others daily. He cared deeply for those who were less fortunate. He consistently gave financially to several organizations on a monthly basis.

Jesse was a family man. He enjoyed talking with his brothers and sisters and family gatherings at James and Teri’s house. He loved receiving calls from his grandchildren and especially his daughter, Mia which would brighten up his day!

Jesse enjoyed walking in the neighborhood and talking with neighbors. He befriended anyone he encountered and cast no judgment on them. Children in the neighborhood were drawn to him and a few even called him grandpa.

Jesse was preceded in death by ten siblings. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife Aloma, son James Jarmon (Teri) of Vancouver WA, and daughter Mia Jarmon of Patterson, CA.; four grandchildren: Ebony Johnson, Joshua Johnson, Amber Jarmon, Milan Ward; four great-grandchildren, one brother, Carl Jarmon of Los Angeles, CA and one sister, Mary James of Austin, TX and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Jesse will truly be missed by all of us.


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 Service Program


Public Viewing
July 8, 2020

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Terry Family Funeral Home
2337 N. Williams Ave
Portland, OR 97227

Private Committal

Willamette National Cemetery
11800 Mt. Scott Blvd
Portland, OR 97086

Private Service

Your Bible Speaks Seventh-Day Adventist Church
4606 NE 55th Ave
Portland, OR 97218

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